Women who have raised a child with autism may be well-positioned to spot subtle signs of the condition in their grandchildren. A new study puts their powers to good use.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Tag: rare variants
Mutations in certain newly evolved stretches of the genome may play a role in autism, although some experts are skeptical of this theory.
Mutations in TSC2, a gene typically associated with a syndrome called tuberous sclerosis, are found in many children with autism.
Researchers are launching a new project that aims to collect genetic information from 50,000 people with autism, along with their relatives.
Researchers are studying more than 1,000 postmortem brains with the goal of unearthing shared genetic roots in neuropsychiatric conditions, including autism.